Investing should be easy – just buy low and sell high – but most of us have trouble following that simple advice. There are principles and strategies that may enable you to put together an investment portfolio that reflects your risk tolerance, time horizon, and goals. Understanding these principles and strategies can help you avoid some of the pitfalls that snare some investors.
Are Real Estate Investment Trusts right for your portfolio?
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
Your Personal Recovery
As the economy gathers momentum, many are waiting for their personal finances to gather momentum, too.
The Great Debate Continues: Active vs. Passive
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
Global and International Funds
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.
Knowing your options when a CD matures can help you make a sound investment decision.
Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.
Alternative investments are going mainstream for accredited investors. It’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.